This week on #whatisschool, I am excited to be back for the New Year after several commitments over the past weeks. It is a pleasure to be back. This week I am joined by a legend working in my own backyard in Singapore! Please welcome the ever inspirational David Lee. David is the elementary STEM and Design Specialist at Singapore American School who also works as a consultant for schools developing programs. David is an author with his book, Design Thinking in the Classroom. We can’t wait to lead the discussion with you all about Creative Problem Solving so save the date (and check your time) and see you this week!
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Questions #whatisschool, January 31, 2019 6PM ET
1) What does creative problem-solving look like to you?
2) Why is it important to help develop our students’ creative problem-solving skills?
3) Creativity should go hand in hand with problem-solving. Do you have strategies or exercises that promote a creative learning environment, culture and/or mindsets?
4) What types of teaching approaches do you use or feel are the best to effectively develop creative problem-solving skills?
5) Do you have a project you have done or are planning to do that requires to problem-solve creatively?
6) Do you think it is important for teachers to have creative problem-solving skills? Why or why not?